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PART OF
California Revealed
Cultural & Academic Films
Media Type
16
audio
Year
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1963
2
1958
3
1957
10
(No Date)
Topics & Subjects
14
californialightandsound
13
Poetry reading
4
Frumkin, Gene
4
McGrath, Thomas, 1916-1990
3
Kiesel, Stanley
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Weisburd, Mel, 1927-
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Note : Cut to radio broadcast about lawyer Clarence Darrow at 00:16:46 on Part 1. Additional Title : Darrow - B. Meyers Description This tape is from the private collection of Mel Weisburd, who recorded various poetry readings and radio broadcasts on his own machine. Tape #17 features a recording of the poet Bert Meyers, who was an unofficial student of Thomas McGrath's. Though he did not attend college, based on the strength of his poetry alone he was admitted to Claremont Graduate School,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Meyers, Bert, 1928-1979
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Occasional cuts in tape, audio level varies as on original tape. Additional Title : Alvaro-Cardona, Yates, and Orlovitz Read at Ferus Gallery Description : This recording features a poetry reading event at the Ferus Gallery, a renowned and, at times, controversial art gallery in Los Angeles which operated during the 50s and 60s. The first poet featured in this recording is Alvaro Cardona-Hine, a musician, visual artist, and bilingual poet (Spanish and English) whose work was featured in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Cardona-Hine, Alvaro, Ferus Gallery, Orlovitz, Gil,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State University, Los Angeles
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Note : Gap in program between 00:04:24-00:04:41 as on original recording. Additional Title : Frumkin and Weisburd Read Poetry Description : This recording is from the personal collection of Mel Weisburd (1927-2015), a groundbreaking environmentalist, writer and poet. During the late 1950s, Weisburd co-founded and edited a literary journal called Coastlines. At the same time, he actively documented Los Angeles’ poetry scene, recording a number of legendary happenings and readings in the city....
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Kiesel, Stanley, McGrath, Thomas, 1916-1990
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Additional Title : L. Spingarn, J. Ain Description : 00:00-31:59 (pt 1) & 00:00-10:29 (pt 2) This recording is a poetry reading from Lawrence P. Spingarn, reading from his 1st book, Rococo Summer and Other Poems, 1947. The poems represent a physical journey of progression, from the Atlantic, New England states to CA. “Pilgrimage” “Nytis Lodge: The Adirondacks [ New Mexico Quarterly 16, 2 (1946)] “Counterpart” “Abandoned” “Dead sea” “Cold Comfort” [Poetry 68, 6 (1946)]...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Ain, Josephine, 1916-, Spingarn, Lawrence Perry, 1917-
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State University, Los Angeles
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Note : Weisburd's account begins at 00:10:24 on Part 1. Content ends abruptly. Additional Title : Mel LSD Music Description : Among the biographical highlights of Weisburd’s life was his role as one of the first LSD test subjects in the 1950s. His article entitled “Lysergic Acid and the Creative Experience” appeared first in Coastlines and then was reprinted in 1958’s Best Articles and Stories, making him perhaps the first literary figure to publish an account of the drug. He was the...
Topics: californialightandsound, LSD (Drug), Weisburd, Mel, 1927-
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Audio level varies as on original tape. Additional Title : McGrath-Frumkin-Viertel-Weisburd Description : This recording is from the personal collection of the poet Mel Weisburd, who during the 1950s was the editor of the influential journal of California poetry, Coastlines. Accounts of California poetry of the time now increasingly identify the group of poets associated with the journal (a circle dubbed the "Coastliners" by Weisburd) as an important alternative to the more...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Frumkin, Gene, McGrath, Thomas, 1916-1990
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Audio generally recorded at very low level with occasional feedback and microphone noise. Hum on Part 1 from 00:12:51 through end of recording, as on original tape. Additional Title : Alvaro Cardona-Hine Reads Poetry Description : This recording primarily features a poetry reading by Alvaro Cardona-Hine, a musician, visual artist, and bilingual poet (Spanish and English) whose work has been featured in various national literary publications, including The Nation, Ironwood, and Prairie...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Larsen, Carl, 1934-, Walsh, Zack
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Additional Title : Frumkin, Weisburd, Gregory, and McGrath Read Poetry Description : This recording includes readings by Gene Frumkin (1928-2007), a poet and co-founder of Coastlines Magazine, Mel Weisburd (1927-2015), a poet, co-founder and editor of Coastlines Magazine, Vahan Gregory, an LA beatnik and novelist, and Thomas McGrath (1916-1990), a poet and former English professor at Los Angeles State College (known today as California State University, Los...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Frumkin, Gene, Kiesel, Stanley, Weisburd, Mel, 1927-
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Hum as on original tape. Content ends abruptly. Additional Title : Weavers, Mort Sahl Description : This recording is from the personal collection of the poet Mel Weisburd, who during the 1950s was the editor of the influential journal of California poetry, Coastlines. Accounts of California poetry of the time now increasingly identify the group of poets associated with the journal (a circle dubbed the "Coastliners" by Weisburd) as an important alternative to the more visible...
Topics: Political Comedy, Sahl, Mort, Weavers (Musical group)
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Additional Title : Guy Daniel and Stuart Perkoff Read Poetry Description : This recording features readings by Guy Daniel, a poet who is best known for his translations of Russian works, and Stuart Perkoff, a well-respected poet and influential contributor to Southern California’s beatnik culture. More information on the poets featured in this recording can be found here: Guy Daniels - The New York Times |...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Daniels, Guy, McGrath, Thomas, 1916-1990, Perkoff, Stuart...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Additional Title : Kenneth Patchen, Poetry Los Angeles Description : This recording features Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972), a prominent poet who was largely self-taught, and who is best known for combining poetry and jazz in the 1950s—an experiment of considerable interest to the LA poetry scene associated with Coastlines Magazine. It is believed that Patchen, who often wrote in response to atrocities committed during WWII, became most popular among young people...
Topics: californialightandsound, Jazz, Poetry reading, Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Additional Title : Frumkin, Kiesel, Gershgoren, and Weisburd Read Poetry Description : This recording features poetry readings by Gene Frumkin (1928-2007), a poet and co-founder of Coastlines Magazine, Stanly Keisel, a poet, playwright, and children’s book writer, Sidney Gershgoren, a poet and novelist, and Mel Weisburd (1927-2015), a poet, co-founder and editor of Coastlines Magazine. More information on the poets featured in this recording can be found here: Gene Frumkin - Cinco Puntos:...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Frumkin, Gene, Gershgoren, Sid, Kiesel, Stanley, Weisburd,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Additional Title : 67- "On the Health Front," "Air Pollution" Description : This recording was the final installment in a series known as “On the Health Front” which was recorded in New York City. It is led by the host and two guests, who were authorities on the fight against pollution, author Jay Benline, commissioner of NYC Air Pollution Control and Mel Weisburd, the Assistant Director of Department of Environmental Health, of American Medical Association (AMA)....
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Part 2 program recorded at extremely low level. Additional Title : Lipton, Frumkin, and McGrath Read Poetry Description : This recording features poetry readings by Lawrence Lipton (1898-1975), a graphic artist, journalist and poet, as well as the author of the acclaimed book, The Holy Barbarians, Gene Frumkin (1928-2002), a poet and co-founder of Coastlines magazine, and Thomas McGrath (1916-1990), a poet and former English professor at Los Angeles State College (known today as...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Frumkin, Gene, Lipton, Lawrence, 1898-1975, McGrath,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Rexroth begins 00:03:32. High amount of hiss throughout Part 2. Additional Title : Kenneth Rexroth at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles Description : This recording features Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) reading at an event organized by Poetry Los Angeles in Barnsdall Park. Considered the "Godfather of the Beats," Rexroth was a prolific artist who developed a reputation as a radical for his participation in various social and political movements. Also, Rexroth was extremely active in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Part 2 cuts to unrelated programs after 00:04:10. Additional Title : Ann Stanford and the Carousel Poetry Theater Description : This recording features a poetry reading by Ann Stanford (1916-1987), as well as a reading of her epic poem, “Magellan, A Poem to Be Read by Several Voices”, by members of the Carousel Poetry Theater. Stanford was a renowned poet, anthologist, translator and scholar who attended Stanford University (BA), California State University, Los Angeles (MA), and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Poetry reading, Stanford, Ann
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape